Ubuntu 8.4 problem - Grandmaw Linda

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Fri Jan 30 17:59:34 UTC 2009

Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Lucio M Nicolosi wrote:
> >> - Install VirtualBox 2.1.2 from Ubuntu repositories
> >> (System/Administration/Synaptic/ - Search virtualbox" - install) and
> >> not directly from Sun. (In my case, Sun version didn't automatically
> >> insert a friendly link to the program in Applications/System Tools,
> >> which is a small nuissance). Only this recent version (Jan 21 2009)
> >> manages USB devices properly.
> >
> > Well, the PUEL version from Sun manages USB devices (at least good
> > enough for me). Can you tell us what doesn't work with that version?
> >
> > And which Ubuntu repository has this particular VirtualBox version
> > for 8.04? If I search with synaptic I can only find version 1.5.6.
> Sorry, my fault, wrong assumption, I'm running 8.10 and Synaptic shows
> several versions (2.1, 2.0 and OSE).
> Since Sun has released 2.1 .deb files for all previous Ubuntu versions
> I assumed that it would also be present in 8.04 repository.

OK, that clarifies it then. And I don't think the Ubuntu repository for 
8.04 will get the latest version because it might break existing 

> Virtualbox 2.0 had some issues with USB. I remember there were some
> remarks about this at the Sun site and also in this forum. Anyway I
> couldn't manage USB devices before last version.

I have no idea how good or bad 2.0 was because I never used it. I have 
2.1.0 here and I don't see any problem with it. So I think Linda should 
use the version from SUN because the Ubuntu version for 8.04 doesn't 
support USB. The SUN version is probably the latest version anyway.


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